SKARDU: At least 14 families of Arandu village in Shigar district, Gilgit Baltistan have moved down to another village as glacier in the area has started sliding towards the population.
A 10-member rescue team of volunteers and police has left for Arandu village that is located in Shigar, said Baltistan Division Commissioner Asim Ayub. It will take around two to three days for the team to reach the village as they will walk to the area. The commissioner said many communication routes are blocked due to heavy snowfall.
The army has been requested to provide helicopters for rescue work. Moreover, the administrations of all the four districts of Baltistan Division have been put on high alert.
The recent snowfall also caused two bridges to collapse. The structure was built over Indus River in Skardu.
Source: Geo News